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Addressing grand challenges
and supporting Lehigh's future

Charles S. Strauch '57 '15GP, who helped establish Lehigh's award-winning Integrated Product Development (IPD) program, recently made a generous gift to the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS). Strauch, a member of Lehigh's Engineering Advisory Council, and his wife, Nan, have committed $1 million to support the engineering college’s Facilities Renewal Initiative and the further development of Lehigh’s integrated educational programs. The money will also help to fund the creation of the new Health Research Hub (HRH) in Iacocca Hall, which will serve as a collaborative environment for Lehigh researchers and will also promote cross-disciplinary innovation in bioengineering. Major renovation to the space has begun, and the new research hub is expected to be completed by late spring 2013. Strauch has invested in many areas of the university and was recognized for his service to the university earlier this year when he received the LUAA Alumni Award.

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